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Assistant Merchandiser

Elite have partnered with a well-known premium highstreet brand, to support on the hire of an Assistant Merchandiser to join their friendly and collaborative team.

What will do you do as an Assistant Merchandiser?

  • Assists in the management of stock levels in order to maximise profit through sales
  • Assists in managing allocations, ensuring allocation plans are met
  • Supports the sale process in order to maximise sales, whilst protecting margin and profit
  • Ensures all departmental, brand analysis and reports are accurately produced, maintained and circulated on a weekly basis: Monday trade, in season trade, pre-season trade and end of season analysis
  • Oversees markdowns and promotions
  • Monitors and analyses deliveries, working closely with suppliers and ensuring that the needs of the business are being met
  • Negotiates with suppliers on the cost price and delivery dates.
  • Ensures cost price reduction in relation to deliveries
  • Supports multi-channel analyses
  • Responsible for updating the WSSI and assisting in departmental forecasting
  • Support the merchandiser with solid analysis and preparation for all key meetings including sign offs and strategies
  • Supports the merchandising team in creating seasonal sales and buying plans that will maximise commercial opportunities
  • Supports merchandiser monitoring stock on continuity lines, maximising sales opportunity
  • Plans induction for new employees within the merchandising team
  • Coaches and Develops team members at a junior level

What will do need to succeed as an Assistant Merchandiser?

  • Proven track record in multi-product
  • Strong analytical and advanced Excel skills
  • Ability to identify key trends and emerging opportunities in line with customer profile
  • Experience of managing a team and supporting sign offs
  • Ability to deliver to tight timescales and work under pressure
  • Strong negotiation skills

If you are a Senior MAA or Assistant Merchandiser, looking for a new challenge, apply today!

Assistant Merchandiser


Published on 22 Mar 2024

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